Which calibrators working well with SR MBP?

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  1. Osprey macrumors 6502

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    I know there was a discussion some time ago, but I couldn't seem to track it down. I had read somewhere that people were having trouble with their calibrators working on the led MBPs. Has anyone had success with a particular model in calibrating their's? If so which one was it? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated and I apologize in advance if this is too redundant.
     
  2. Alloye macrumors 6502a

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    My Eye-One Display 2 works perfectly with the LED backlight. I created a profile with a target gamma of 2.2 and a color temperature of 6500K. It's like night and day compared to the "Color LCD" profile that came with the MBP.
     
  3. Osprey thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for your reply and link. This is very good news. Is the Eye-One fairly straightforward and easy to use?
     
  4. Alloye macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. You'll need to download and install the latest version of Eye-One Match to get Intel compatibility. From there it's just a matter of following the on-screen instructions.

    For the MBP, I recommend using Advanced mode and choosing the option to create a Laptop profile. Set the color temperature to 6500K (Medium White) and the gamma to 2.2 (Recommended).

    You can also try the 7000K and 7500K white points if you prefer a cooler/bluer look. 6500K is usually best for photography and video.
     
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    Thanks, you have been so helpful and I appreciate your time. I work out and about with students doing photography and the yellow hues just aren't going to work for us. This should do the trick.
     
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    I downloaded Eye One Match like you said and ran it, but on the main screen, it says "Device Not Found. Check the connections and try again" and it won't let me click on anything. Help?
     
  7. Alloye macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have the Eye-One Display 2 hardware? If so, you should connect it to a USB port prior to running the software.
     
  8. LoneWolf121188 macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, there's a hardware component to it too? Damn, I thought something was too good to be true when I downloaded the software for free...

    Are there any good free software calibrators, or should I just use the one built in to System Preferences?
     
  9. Alloye macrumors 6502a

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    I find SuperCal easier to use than Apple's built-in calibrator.
     
  10. Osprey thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well the Eye-One got here, in record time I might add. Now all have to do is continue to wait for my new MBP that I ordered on June 5th. I really hope it gets here soon because I am tired of waiting. Maybe Friday the 13th will prove lucky for me and it will ship out tomorrow or that the status of Not Yet Shipped will change at the very least.
     
  11. XheartcoreboyX macrumors 6502a

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    What a calibrator is?? i know that sounds like a very stupid question..but i really dont know >_<
    would someone tell me...as im getting a mbp in couple days and this thing sounds like important for screen... so whats is it :mad:
     
  12. Osprey thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It is a device that optimizes the colors on your screen. You can calibrate from the computer, but this device should be more accurate. I don't really think that it is necessary unless you are doing photography which requires very accurate colors. I hope this makes sense and anyone please feel free to correct me or give additional information. As posted earlier in this post, there is an an on-line calibrator that you can utilize.
     
  13. LoneWolf121188 macrumors 6502a

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    SuperCal worked great! I much prefer the colors now to the standard profile, which was a little to yellow for me.
     
  14. Osprey thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Really glad it worked for you, I still haven't seen my new MBP, but I had seen enough pics of them to know I would be calibrating mine first thing.
     

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